Looper (2012)

Directed by Rian Johnson

Starring Gordon Joseph-Levitt, Bruce Willis and Emily Blunt



Face your Future. Fight your Past. A Looper, someone who is hired to kill people sent back in time. However Looper Joe, played by JGL, finds out that one day the man sent back will be his future self.

The first thing i would have to say about this is how amazing not only the camera work and scene shooting was but the visual effects of making JGL look like a young Bruce Willis. His eyes, nose and hair line mirrored that of Willis and he even had some of his mannerisms making the role being played very believable. Willis played the typical Willis role which is something that doesn’t bother me and when he and JGL were together in scenes, especially in the diner, they really played off of each other making the audience fully concentrate on what is happening. Emily Blunt was a great character dropping some f-words here and there and bring a bit of humanity to the film whereas her kid was incredibly scary at times but was definitely a scene stealer.





A film involving time travel will always interest me and this was no exception. Willis has always been a favourite of mine and JGL is becoming a favourite too. The film did have some slow moments but these were needed to help the story progress. The film was fun, exciting and added some twists that really made the film something special. I loved the look of it and am already looking forward to it coming out on bluray. See this film!


TheFriedGold rating – 4/5 


Film Fact

This is the third time Bruce Willis’ character time travels and encounters his younger self. The first was Twelve Monkeys and the second was The Kid.